Business Development Executive


You will work for a highly established company who are a leading provider of seafood. This company specialise in all aspects of the Aquaculture Industry from trading of live shellfish to the supply of specialised aquaculture equipment and accessories all across Europe. This is a fast paced business environment, requiring a high level of sales, procurement and management experience.The skills required for the role include: the ability to multi-task and manage concurrent pieces of work in a pressurized environment, the ability to quickly analyse information from a variety of sources to make sound decisions, the ability to recognize and deliver on business opportunities and initiatives, the ability to work in a self-directed manner within tight timescales, the ability to demonstrate leadership and a track record of building and maintaining strong business relationships.

Sales / Sales Development: 

  • Provide a high level of customer service in a deadline driven environment.
  • Provide expert guidance, selling products / equipment and solutions in a reliable, ethical and cost efficient manner.
  • Source, co-ordinate and manage the logistics for the effective and efficient delivery of products / equipment to customers.
  • Ensure compliance with legislative and safe practice throughout the sales process.
  • Maintain strong customer focused relationships with the existing client base, identifying areas for growth.
  • Research and identify new market opportunities, build client networks.
  • Identify, create, implement and evaluate strategic plans for business development opportunities understanding and mitigating risks.
  • Responsible for Team Management: providing feedback, training and guidance to the team to ensure agreed targets and quality levels are achieved.
  • Maintain own knowledge of legislation and policy, ensuring that changes are reflected in company policy / procedures.
  • Analyse and evaluate sales, procurement, stock, operating costs, budgets and resources, to continually provide and implement evidence based business improvements plans.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate processes and reports to facilitate high quality business analysis.
  • Represent the company at meetings, Trade Shows (national / international), conferences as requested by the Managing Director.
  • A large number of the suppliers and customers are based in France so some knowledge of French would be a distinct advantage. It is envisaged that this position will evolve into a senior managerial role, the timescale for which will depend upon the successful candidate.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • A qualification in Business or Marketing or Finance.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a sales or logistics environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (including written skills).
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, accounts packages.

Salary: Highly Competitive

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For further information regarding this role, please contact us on 01 6619636.

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The People Group is a Recruitment consultancy, specialising in Sales, Marketing & Management, established in 1989 and based in Dublin 2. Our experienced team works in both the contingency and search areas, covering all industry sectors including: Digital, FMCG, Financial Services, Technology, Professional Services, Telco, Utilities, Retail, Agency and Tourism, on a permanent as well as temp/interim basis with a strong focus on Mid to Senior Level roles.